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BRITISH DX CLUB

AFRICA ON SHORTWAVE




COUNTRY-BY-COUNTRY GUIDE TO DOMESTIC AND
EXTERNAL SHORTWAVE BROADCASTING IN AFRICA,
INCLUDING OPPOSITION AND SELECTED TARGET
BROADCASTS TO THE AFRICAN CONTINENT



AUGUST 2014


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ALGERIA

RADIO ALGÉRIENNE
Radio Algérienne is part of Entreprise Nationale de Radiodiffusion Sonore (ENRS). Shortwave transmissions
are currently relayed via Issoudun in France for listeners in North Africa and the Sahel. However, new 250 kW
shortwave transmitters are being installed at Ourgla and Bechar in Algeria.

CHAINE 1
Transmitter Site: TDF, Issoudun, France - 500 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0400-0458 Daily Arabic North Africa/Sahel 7295-iss
0500-0558 Daily Arabic North Africa/Sahel 7295-iss
1800-1858 Daily Arabic North Africa/Sahel 13820-iss
1900-2000 Daily Arabic North Africa/Sahel 11765-iss
2000-2100 Daily Arabic North Africa/Sahel 9375-iss
2100-2200 Daily Arabic North Africa/Sahel 7495-iss

HOLY QUR'AN SERVICE with news in French
Transmitter Site: TDF, Issoudun, France - 500 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0500-0505 Daily French North Africa/Sahel 9535-iss
0500-0558 Daily Arabic North Africa/Sahel 9535-iss
0600-0605 Daily French North Africa/Sahel 11985-iss
0605-0658 Daily Arabic North Africa/Sahel 11985-iss
1900-1905 Daily French North Africa/Sahel 13820-iss
1905-1958 Daily Arabic North Africa/Sahel 13820-iss
2000-2005 Daily French North Africa/Sahel 11765-iss
2005-2058 Daily Arabic North Africa/Sahel 12060-iss
2100-2105 Daily French North Africa/Sahel 9375-iss
2105-2158 Daily Arabic North Africa/Sahel 9375-iss
2200-2205 Daily French North Africa/Sahel 7495-iss
2205-2258 Daily Arabic North Africa/Sahel 7495-iss

The following frequencies have been registered for A-14 season for Bechar and Ourgla:
Transmitter Sites: Bechar - 300 kW and Ourgla - 300 kW.
Times/UTC Target Freq/kHz
0200-0400 North Africa/West Africa/Sahel 7250-org 9850-bec
0400-0600 North Africa/West Africa/Sahel 5995-org 9565-bec
0600-0700 North Africa/West Africa/Sahel 9600-org 11760-bec
0700-0900 North Africa/West Africa/Sahel 15185-bec 15255-org
1800-1900 North Africa/West Africa/Sahel 15120-bec 15235-org
1900-2200 North Africa/West Africa/Sahel 13750-bec 13790-org
2200-2300 North Africa/West Africa/Sahel 9675-org 13750-bec
2300-0200 North Africa/West Africa/Sahel 9895-org 13750-bec

NATIONAL RADIO OF THE SAHARAN ARAB DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
National Radio of the Saharan Arab Democratic Republic is located in the south-western Algerian town of
Tindouf, near to the border with Western Sahara. See "Western Sahara" entry for further details.

ANGOLA

RADIO NACIONAL DE ANGOLA
Radio Nacional de Angola is the official state-operated radio station with headquarters in Luanda.

CANAL A
Canal A is the national channel of Radio Nacional de Angola.
Transmitter Site: Luanda-Mulenvos - 25 kW
Times/UTC Days Language Freq/kHz
24 hours Daily Portuguese 4950v
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RADIO N'GOLA YETU
Radio N'Gola Yetu broadcasts in the twelve national languages of Angola.
Transmitter Site: Luanda-Mulenvos - 15 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Freq/kHz
0000-1200 Daily National Languages 7216.5v
1200-1300 Daily Relay RNA Canal A National News in Portuguese 7216.5v
1300-2000 Daily National Languages 7216.5v
2000-2100 Daily Relay of RNA’s International Service in French 7216.5v
2100-2200 Daily Relay of RNA’s International Service in English 7216.5v
2200-0000 Daily Relay Canal A in Portuguese 7216.5v
Note: this transmitter may now be inactive as it has not been reported for a long time; it was thought to be
operating well below its listed 15 kW and audible only in Luanda and the surrounding area.

TARGET BROADCAST TO ANGOLA

VOICE OF AMERICA - ANGOLA, FALO SÓ
Angola, Fala Só is a weekly call-in show for listeners in Angola. The title for the Portuguese language show
was inspired by a popular expression which is often used in the Angolan capital, Luanda.
Transmitter Sites: Moepeng Hill, Botswana - 100 kW; Greenville, North Carolina, USA - 250 kW;
Issoudun, France - 250 kW
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1730-1800 Fri Portuguese Angola 13630-bot 15720-gre
1800-1830 Fri Portuguese Angola 13630-bot 15720-ira

ASCENSION ISLAND

BBC ATLANTIC RELAY STATION
The BBC World Service relay station on Ascension Island began operations in 1967 with four 250 kW
transmitters. Two additional 250 kW transmitters were moved from Daventry to Ascension Island in 1988.
Transmitter Site: English Bay - 6 x 250 kW.
Times/UTC Days Station Language Target Freq/kHz
0430-0500 Daily BBC French West & Central Africa 6135 7305
0500-0530 Daily Voice of America Hausa West Africa 6035
0500-0600 Daily BBC English West & Central Africa 5875 6005 7355
0529-0600 Daily BBC Hausa West Africa 6135 7305
0600-0629 Daily BBC French West & Central Africa 7305 9655
0600-0700 Daily BBC English West & Central Africa 6005 7355
0629-0700 Daily BBC Hausa West Africa 7305 9440
0700-0730 Daily BBC French West & Central Africa 11800
0700-0800 Daily BBC English West & Central Africa 11770 12095 13660
0800-1000 Daily NHK R Japan Japanese South America 12015
1200-1230 Daily BBC French West & Central Africa 17640 21630
1330-1600 Sat BBC Hausa West Africa 17780
1400-1430 Sat BBC Hausa West Afrixa 21630
1400-1430 Sun-Fri BBC Hausa West Africa 17780 21630
1500-1600 Sat BBC Somali Horn of Africa 21470
1500-1700 Daily BBC English East Africa 21660
1600-1700 Daily BBC English West & Central Africa 17640 17830
1700-1800 Daily BBC English West & Central Africa 15400 17780 17830
1800-1830 Daily BBC French West & Central Africa 11785 15105 17885
1800-2000 Daily BBC English West & Central Africa 11810 15400
1830-1845 Daily FEBA R French Central Africa 15250
1930-2000 Daily BBC Hausa West Africa 11660 15105 17885
2000-2030 Fri BBC Hausa West Africa 11660 15105 17885
2000-2100 Daily BBC English West & Central Africa 11810 12095
2100-2200 Daily BBC English West & Central Africa 9915 11810 12095
2130-2200 Mon-Fri Voice of America Bambara West Africa 9620
2145-2200 Mo/Tu/Th/Fr HCJB Global Hassinya West Africa 11985
2200-2215 Mo/Tu/Th/Fr HCJB Global Pulaar West Africa 11985

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BENIN

ORTB - RADIO BENIN
Radio Benin is the state-operated broadcasting service of ORTB in Benin. It was last reported on
shortwave in 2006.

ORTB - RADIO PARAKOU
Radio Parakou is an ORTB regional station. It has not been heard on shortwave since January 2009.

BOTSWANA

RADIO BOTSWANA
Radio Botswana is the state-run broadcasting service of Botswana. It was last on shortwave in 2004.

IBB BOTSWANA TRANSMITTING STATION
The IBB Botswana Transmitting Station at Moepeng Hill was opened in 1991. It currently airs programmes
from the Voice of America, VOA Studio 7 for Zimbabwe, and Afia Darfur for Darfur.
Transmitter Site: Moepeng Hill - 4 x 100 kW.
Times/UTC Days Service Language Target Freq/kHz
0300-0400 Daily VOA English Africa 4930 6080 9885 15580
0330-0400 Daily VOA Kinyarwanda/Kirundi East Africa 7340
0330-0400 Daily VOA Somali East Africa 13680
0400-0430 Daily VOA English Africa 4930 9885 12025 15580
0400-0430 Sat/Sun VOA Kinyarwanda/Kirundi East Africa 7340
0430-0600 Daily VOA English Africa 4930 12025 15580
0530-0630 Mon-Fri VOA French Africa 13830
0600-0700 Daily VOA English Africa 12025 15580
1400-1500 Daily VOA English Africa 4930
1400-1500 Daily VOA Kurdish Middle East 15470
1500-1600 Daily VOA English Africa 4930 15580 17895
1600-1700 Daily VOA English Africa 4930 15580
1600-1700 Daily VOA Somali Horn of Africa 15620
1630-1700 Fri VOA Portuguese Southern Africa 15720
1700-1720 Sat/Sun VOA St 7 Shona Zimbabwe 4930 5940
1700-1730 Mon-Fri VOA St 7 Shona Zimbabwe 4930 5940
1700-1800 Daily VOA English Africa 15580
1700-1800 Daily VOA Portuguese Southern Africa 13630
1720-1740 Sat/Sun VOA St 7 English Zimbabwe 4930 5940
1730-1800 Mon-Fri VOA St 7 English Zimbabwe 4930 5940
1740-1800 Sat/Sun VOA St 7 Ndebele Zimbabwe 4930 5940
1800-1830 Daily VOA English Africa 4930 15580
1800-1830 Mon-Fri VOA Portuguese Southern Africa 13630
1800-1830 Mon-Fri VOA St 7 Ndebele Zimbabwe 5940
1830-1900 Daily VOA English Africa 4930 6080 15580
1830-1900 Mon-Fri VOA St 7 LiveTalk Zimbabwe 5940
1900-1930 Daily VOA English Africa 4930 6080
1900-1930 Mon-Fri VOA French Central/West Africa 9810
1930-2030 Daily VOA French Central/West Africa 9810
1930-2100 Daily VOA English Africa 4930 6080 15580
2030-2100 Sat/Sun VOA French Central/West Africa 15185
2100-2130 Mon-Fri VOA French Central/West Africa 9620
2100-2200 Daily VOA English Africa 6080 15580

BURKINA FASO

RTB - RADIO BURKINA
Radio Burkina is the state-run broadcasting service for Burkina Faso. Radio Burkina has not been heard on
shortwave since January 2010.
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BURUNDI

RADIO-TELEVISION NATIONALE DU BURUNDI
RTNB is the state-run broadcasting service in Burundi. It was last reported on shortwave in 2003.

CAMEROON

RADIO BUEA
Radio Buea is the CRTV regional station for Cameroon's South-West Region. If still active, it is believed to be
the last remaining CRTV station to operate on shortwave.
Transmitter Site: Buea, South-West Province.
Times Language Freq/kHz
0700-1700 English/Vernaculars 6005 - irregularly reported, possibly inactive

CAMEROON RADIO AND TELEVISION (CRTV)
Shortwave broadcasting from Cameroon Radio and Television (CRTV) National Service has ceased. The main
station at Yaounde was last heard in early 2000 on 4850 kHz. Shortwave services from CRTV regional
stations are also believed to be inactive, with the CRTV website indicating that regional stations are now FM
only. However, the shortwave status of Radio Buea is unconfirmed (as above).

TARGET BROADCAST TO CAMEROON / WEST AFRICA

SAWTU LINJIILA (RADIO VOICE OF THE GOSPEL)
Sawtu Linjiila is a broadcast from the Lutheran World Federation for Fulani listeners in West Africa. The
schedule is now included under “Religious Broadcasts to Africa” at the end of this guide.

CANARY ISLANDS

RADIO NACIONAL DE ESPANA SHORTWAVE RELAY STATION
RNE opened the Centro Emisor de Atlantico shortwave relay station at Las Mesas, Tenerife, in 1964 with two
50 kW SW transmitters for relays to the Americas. They remained in service until 1988.

CAPE VERDE

RADIO NACIONAL DE CABO VERDE
Radio Nacional de Cabo Verde (A Voz do Sao Vicente) was last reported on shortwave in late 1989.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

RADIO CENTRAFRIQUE - RADIODIFFUSION-TELEVISION CENTRAFRICAINE
Radio Centrafrique is the state-operated radio service of the Central African Republic. In recent years, Radio
Centrafrique has been heard on 7220 kHz during daytime hours only. A new 1 kW shortwave transmitter was
installed in May 2010 to operate on 5035 kHz. However, as of December 2013 there have been no reports of
either frequency.

RADIO ICDI
Radio ICDI is the radio station belonging to Water for God (formerly known as Integrated Community
Development International), a Christian ministry founded by Jim Hocking in 2003. Official broadcasts with a 1
kW shortwave transmitter started on 1 March 2007 on 6030 kHz with Christian programming and community
health information. A second 1 kW shortwave transmitter donated by HCJB Global Voice was installed in April
2010 and went live on 1 April 2011 on 3390 kHz. Radio ICDI was put off air in March 2013 when Selaka rebels
advanced on Bangui, with their studio and equipment looted. However, in May 2013 the station returned with a
limited schedule and is now currently reported to be on air as below.
Transmitter Site: Boali - 2 x 1 kW.
Times/UTC Languages Freq/kHz
0530-1600 French/Sango/Fulfude/Bayaka 6030

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RADIO NDEKE LUKA
Radio Ndeke Luka was established by the French-based Fondation Hirondelle as a replacement for the UN's
Radio MINURCA with the intention of acting as a link between the UN, NGOs and the population in the Central
African Republic. It commenced transmissions first on FM in 2000 and then with a shortwave relay in 2003 via
a transmitter in the UK, which was cancelled in July 2005. Radio Ndeke Luka continued to broadcast on FM in
the Central African Republic and later also had a two-hour daily programme in Sango broadcast over Radio
ICDI (see above) between 6-8 pm local time. On 3 February 2014, in response to the crisis in the Central
African Republic, a daily half-hour broadcast in French was introduced on shortwave via a transmitter at
Dhabbaya, UAE, later replaced by Woofferton, UK (1700-1730 on 17500 kHz). This transmission had been
discontinued by May 2014.

CEUTA AND MELILLA

There is no shortwave broadcasting in Ceuta, Melilla, or any other Spanish possessions in North Africa.

CHAD

OFFICE NATIONALE DE RADIODIFFUSION ET DE TÉLÉVISION DU TCHAD - RADIO TCHAD
Radio Tchad is the state-operated broadcasting service of Chad. Its current shortwave transmitter was
commissioned in 1984 and refurbished in 2004 thanks to financial and technical help from Taiwan.
Transmitter Site: N’djamena-Gredia - 250 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Freq/kHz
0430v-0730v Daily French/Arabic/Vernaculars 6165v
0730v-1030v Sat/Sun French/Arabic/Vernaculars 6165v
1030v-2230v(-2300v Sat) Daily French/Arabic/Vernaculars 6165v
Note: has not been reported since October 2013; believed to be currently off-air due to transmitter fault.

COMOROS

OFFICE DE RADIO ET TELEVISION DES COMORES - RADIO COMORES
Radio Comores is the national radio service of the Comoros. It was last reported on shortwave in 1997.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

RADIO TELE CANDIP
Radio Tele Candip was established in 1974.
Transmitter Site: Bunia - 1 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Freq/kHz
0400-0700v Daily French/Vernaculars 5066.3v
1300-1900v Daily French/Vernaculars 5066.3v

RADIO KAHUZI
Radio Kahuzi is operated by a Christian group called Believer's Express Service, Inc. The station was
established by Richard and Kathy McDonald that has been broadcasting from Bukavu since 1991 on FM. A 1
kW shortwave transmitter was added in February 2001, reaching a larger portion of Central Africa.
Transmitter site: Bukavu - 0.8 kW (built by HCJB).
Times/UTC Days Language Freq/kHz
0400-0700 Mon-Fri - irregular French 6209.6v - unconfirmed, not reported recently
1630-2000 Mon-Fri - irregular Swahili/English/French 6209.6v - unconfirmed, not reported recently

RADIODIFFUSION-TELEVISION NATIONALE CONGOLAISE
There is currently no shortwave service from the Kinshasa-based national station of Radiodiffusion-Television
Nationale Congolaise (RTNC) and it now operates on FM only. RTNC in Kinshasa was last reported on
shortwave in the late 1990's on 15245v kHz from a 100 kW transmitter. All official RTNC regional stations are
also believed to be inactive on shortwave.



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TARGET BROADCAST TO DR CONGO

RADIO OKAPI
Radio Okapi is a joint initiative between the UN Mission in the DRC and Fondation Hirondelle. It was
established in early 2002 with three 10 kW shortwave transmitters in Kinshasa that were used on 6030, 9550
and 11690 kHz. These were later replaced by shortwave relays from outside the DRC (from Meyerton, South
Africa and Dhabbaya, UAE). Radio Okapi is currently aired on a network of FM transmitters around the
country, but shortwave broadcasts appear to have been discontinued during the A-13 season.

REPUBLIC OF CONGO

RADIO CONGO
Radio Congo is the government-controlled broadcasting service of the Republic of Congo. It was reactivated
on shortwave in January 2009, although with a much reduced schedule.
Transmitter Site: Brazzaville.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0600-1830v irregular French/Vernacular Domestic 6115
Note: sign-off can vary quite significantly between 1810v to 1840v and is nothing more than an abrupt ending
mid-sentence during a talk or news report already in progress.

DJIBOUTI

RADIODIFFUSION TELEVISION DE DJIBOUTI
Radiodiffusion Television de Djibouti is the state-operated broadcasting service of Djibouti. Radio Djibouti's
current shortwave transmitter was donated by the US government's IBB in early 2005 in exchange for the
installation of a 600 kW mediumwave transmitter for use by Radio Sawa.
Transmitter Site: Djibouti-Doraleh - 50 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0300-2200 Daily Afar/Arabic/Somali Horn of Africa 4780

EGYPT

EGYPTIAN RADIO AND TELEVISION UNION
ERTU is owned and operated by the Egyptian government. Following its inauguration in 1934, the Egyptian
Broadcasting Corporation, as it was then called, developed slowly until the emergance of Colonel Nasser in
1952 when Egyptian radio's coverage and influence rapidly grew throughout the Arab World and North Africa.
The General Programme, Voice of the Arabs, and the Radio Cairo external service are currently broadcast on
shortwave from Egypt.

EGYPTIAN RADIO - GENERAL PROGRAMME
The General Programme is the ERTU's flagship radio service. It was founded in 1934. Although intended
primarily for a domestic audience, it has traditionally been broadcast on shortwave for Arabic-speaking
listeners outside of Egypt.
Transmitter Site: Abis - 250 kW; Abu Zaabal - 100/250 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0200-0700 Daily Arabic North America 9905-abs
0700-1100 Daily Arabic West & Central Africa 17510-abz

VOICE OF THE ARABS
Voice of the Arabs was founded in 1953 and was once the most influential broadcast medium in the Middle
East and North Africa.
Transmitter Site: Abu Zaabal - 100 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1900-0030 Daily Arabic North-East Africa 11540-abz





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RADIO CAIRO
Radio Cairo was founded in 1953 and is the external service of Egyptian radio. It has traditionally served
listeners outside of the Arab world with its African and overseas services.
Transmitter Site: Abis - 250 kW; Abu Zaabal - 100/250 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0400-0600 Daily Swahili East Africa 13650-abz 15610-abz
1015-1215 Daily Arabic Middle East 17480-abz 17830-abz
1215-1330 Daily English South & South-East Asia 17480-abz 17870-abz
1230-1400 Daily Indonesian South-East Asia 15710-abs
1330-1400 Daily Dari West Asia 15360-abz
1300-1600 Daily Arabic West Africa 15535-abs 15800-abs
1330-1530 Daily Persian West Asia 15245-z 15790-abz
1400-1600 Daily Pashto West Asia 15545-abz 15770-abz
1500-1600 Daily Albanian South-East Europe 13580-abs
1500-1600 Daily Uzbek Central Asia 15160-abs
1600-1700 Daily Bosnian South-East Europe 13680-abs
1600-1700 Daily Afar East Africa 15450-abs
1600-1800 Daily Urdu West Asia 13820-abs 15735-abs
1600-1800 Daily English Central & Southern Africa 15345-abs
1600-1800 Daily Swahili East Africa 17840-abz
1700-1800 Daily Somali East Africa 15285-abz
1700-1900 Daily Turkish South-East Europe 9280-abs
1800-1900 Daily Italian Southern Europe 9490-abs 9655-abs
1800-1900 Daily Amharic East Africa 15285-abz
1800-2100 Daily Hausa West Africa 15710-abs
1845-2000 Daily Fulfulde West Africa 15520-abz 17625-abz
1900-2000 Daily Russian Russia 9685-abs 9885-abs
1900-2000 Daily German Central Europe 9410-abs
1900-2030 Daily English West Africa 15290-abz
2000-2115 Daily French Western Europe 9410-abs
2000-2200 Daily Arabic Australasia 9855-abz 11610-abz 15225-abz
2100-2300 Daily French West & Central Africa 13580-abs
2115-2245 Daily English Western Europe 9895-abs
2215-2330 Daily Portuguese South America 12000-abz 15480-abz
2300-0030 Daily English North America 9965-abs
2330-0045 Daily Arabic South America 12000-abz 12070-abs 15480-abz
0030-0430 Daily Arabic North America 9965-abs
0045-0200 Daily Spanish The Americas 9315-abs 11670-abs 11710-abs
0200-0330 Daily English North America 9315-abs / 12070-abs

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

RIO MUNI

RADIO BATA
Radio Bata is the state-operated broadcasting service based on mainland Rio Muni.
Transmitter Site: Bata - 50 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0500-2300 Daily Spanish/Vernaculars Domestic 5005 - irregularly reported

PAN AMERICAN BROADCASTING - RADIO AFRICA
Pan American Broadcasting leased a transmitter in Bata from the authorities in Equatorial Guinea and used it
to broadcast pre-recorded US evangelical programmes to Africa, most recently using a 50 kW shortwave
transmitter was installed by Chinese technicians in 2005. However, following WRMI’s acquisition of the old
Family Radio transmitter site at Okeechobee, Florida, in late 2013, PAB has been hiring airtime from them
instead and has discontinued use of the transmitter in Equatorial Guinea. For the latest schedule for PAB’s
Radio Africa, see under “Religious Broadcasts to Africa” at the end of this guide.



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BIOKO ISLAND (FERNANDO PO)

RADIO MALABO
Radio Malabo is the state-operated broadcasting service based on Bioko Island.
Transmitter Site: Malabo (Semu) - 20 kW transmitter.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0530v-1830v Daily Spanish/Vernaculars Domestic 6250 - irregularly reported

ERITREA

ERITREAN RADIO - VOICE OF THE BROAD MASSES OF ERITREA (DIMTSI HAFASH)
Voice of the Broad Masses of Eritrea (Dimtsi Hafash) is the state run broadcasting service in Eritrea.

ERITREAN RADIO - VOBME - PROGRAMME 1
Transmitter Site: Asmara/Selea Daro - 100 kW.
Main frequency: 7205 kHz (may switch to adjacent freqs to avoid Ethiopian jamming)
Times/UTC Days Languages
0355-1000 Daily Tigrinya/Tigre/Kunana
1300-1800 Daily Tigrinya/Tigre/Kunana
Note: possibly inactive, not report in 2014.

ERITREAN RADIO - VOBME - PROGRAMME 2
Transmitter Site: Asmara/Selea Daro - main transmitter 100 kW.
Main frequency: 7175 kHz (may switch to adjacent freqs to avoid Ethiopian jamming)
Times/UTC Days Languages
0355-1000 Daily Arabic/Afar/Amharic/Oromo/Saho/Bilen/Hedareb/Nara/Somali
1300-1800 Daily Arabic/Afar/Amharic/Oromo/Saho/Bilen/Hedareb/Nara/Somali
Note: possibly inactive, not reported since May 2013; also carried programmes on behalf of Ethiopian
opposition groups in the past.

TARGET BROADCASTS TO ERITREA

VOICE OF PEACE AND DEMOCRACY OF ERITREA
Believed to support the Ethiopian-backed National Alliance of Eritrean Forces.
Transmitter Site: via Radio Ethiopia External Service - Gedja - 100 kW
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0400-0430 Mon/Wed/Fri Tigrinya/Vernaculars Horn of Africa 7235v 9565v
1800-1830 Mon/Wed/Fri Tigrinya/Vernaculars Horn of Africa 7235v 9565v
Note: current status subject to confirmation.

VOICE OF THE DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE
Broadcasts in support of the opposition Eritrean Democratic Alliance.
Transmitter Site: via Radio Ethiopia External Service - Gedja - 100 kW
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1500-1530 Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri Arabic Horn of Africa 7235v 9565v
1500-1530 Tue/Thu/Sat Tigrigna Horn of Africa 7235v 9565v
1530-1600 Mon/Wed/Fri Kunama Horn of Africa 7235v 9565v
1530-1600 Tue/Thu/Sat Afar Horn of Africa 7235v 9565v
1530-1600 Sun Tigrinya Horn of Africa 7235v 9565v
Note: current status subject to confirmation.

DIMTSE RADIO ERENA
Dimtse Radio Erena began target broadcasts to Eritrea on shortwave in November 2012.
Transmitter Site: Kostinbrod, Bulgaria - 50 kW
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1700-1730 Daily Tigrinya Eritrea 11855-kos




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RADIO ASSENNA
Broadcasts in support of the London-based Assenna Foundation (assenna.com)
Transmitter Site: Issoudun, France - 250 kW (brokered by Alyx & Yeyi, Miami)
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1700-1800 Mon/Thu/Sat Tigrinya Horn of Africa 15245-iss

RADIO MEDREK
Radio Medrek (Radio Forum) broadcasts in support of the National Dialogue Forum for Ertireans it was first
reported 15 October 2013 as Voice of the Forum of Eritreans.
Transmitter Site: Issoudun, France - 250 kW (brokered by Alyx & Yeyi, Miami)
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1700-1800 Tue/Fri/Sun Tigrinya Horn of Africa 15245-iss
1700-1800 Wed Arabic Horn of Africa 15245-iss
1800-1900 Sat Arabic Horn of Africa 15245-iss

VOICE OF ERITREA
Broadcasts in support of the Eritean People's Movement.
Transmitter Site: via Radio Ethiopia External Service - Gedja - 100 kW
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1800-1830 Tue/Thu/Sat Tigrinya Horn of Africa 7235v 9565v
Note: current status subject to confirmation.

ETHIOPIA

RADIO ETHIOPIA - NATIONAL SERVICE
Radio Ethiopia is the state-operated broadcasting service of Ethiopia. The National Service has not been
heard recently on shortwave (last reported on 9705 kHz). It had operated between 0300-2100 in Amharic and
other Ethiopian languages, with a programme in English weekdays at 1200-1300. The transmitters that had
previously been used in the past may have been assigned to jamming broadcasts originating from
neighbouring Eritrea, which include programmes on behalf of various Ethiopian opposition groups.

RADIO ETHIOPIA - EXTERNAL SERVICE
Radio Ethiopia's External Service is a state-run broadcasting service.
Transmitter Site: Addis Ababa (Geja) - 2 x 100 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0700-0800 Daily Somali East Africa/Middle East 7235v 9565v
1200-1300 Daily Somali East Africa/Middle East 7235v 9565v
1300-1400 Daily Afar East Africa/Middle East 7235v 9565v
1400-1500 Daily Arabic East Africa/Middle East 7235v 9565v
1600-1700 Daily English East Africa/Middle East 7235v 9565v
1700-1800 Daily French East Africa/Middle East 7235v 9565v

Eritrean opposition broadcasts via Radio Ethiopia External Service (subject to confirmation):
Times/UTC Name Freq/kHz
0400-0430 Voice of Peace and Democracy of Eritrea 7235v 9565v
1500-1600 Voice of the Democratic Alliance 7235v 9565v
1800-1830 Voice of Peace and Democracy of Eritrea or Voice of Eritrea 7235v 9565v

RADIO FANA
Radio Fana is described as Ethiopia's first national private broadcasting station.
Transmitter Site: Addis Ababa - 100 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0300-2100 Daily Amharic/Oromo/Somali/Afar Domestic 6110

VOICE OF THE TIGRAY REVOLUTION (DIMTSI WOYANE TIGRAY)
Official broadcasting station of the Tigre Region.
Transmitter Site: Addis Ababa (Geja) - 100 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0300-1730 Daily Tigrigna/Afar Domestic 5950 (alt: 5935 / 5980 / 6170)
1730-2000 Mon-Fri Tigrigna/Afar Domestic 5950 (alt: 5935 / 5980 / 6170)
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RADIO OROMIYA
Official broadcasting station of the Oromiya Region.
Transmitter Site: Addis Ababa (Geja) - 100 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0300-0600 Daily Oromia Domestic 6030
0600-0900 Sat/Sun Oromia Domestic 6030
0900-1100 Daily Oromia Domestic 6030
1100-1530 Sat/Sun Oromia Domestic 6030
1530-1900 Daily Oromia Domestic 6030

AMHARA STATE REGIONAL RADIO
Offical broadcasting station of the Amhara Region.
Transmitter Site: Addis Ababa (Geja) - 100 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0300-0600 Daily Amharic Domestic 6090
0900-1100 Daily Amharic Domestic 6090
1400-1900 Daily Amharic Domestic 6090

TARGET BROADCASTS TO ETHIOPIA

RADIO XORIYO (RADIO FREEDOM)
Broadcasts in support of the Ogaden National Liberation Front.
Transmitter Sites: Tiganesti, Romania - 150 kW (brokered by IRRS Shortwave);
Kostinbrod, Bulgaria - 50 kW (brokered by Alyx & Yeyi, Miami); Issoundun - 500 kW (brokered by MBR)
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1500-1530 Fri Somali Horn of Africa 15515-tig
1600-1630 Mon/Fri Somali Horn of Africa 17870-kos
1600-1630 Tue/Sat Somali Horn of Africa 17630-iss

RAADIYOO WARRA WANGEELAA
Transmitter site: Tiganesti, Romania - 150 kW (brokered by IRRS Shortwave)
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1500-1530 Sat Oromo Horn of Africa 15515-tig

OROMO VOICE RADIO
Broadcasts in support of Madda Walaabuu Media Foundation. The first broadcast was 4 January 2014.
Transmitter site: Issoudun, France - 250 kW (brokered by Alyx & Yeyi, Miami)
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1600-1630 Mon/Wed/Sat Oromo/English Horn of Africa 17850-iss

ESAT RADIO
ESAT Radio describes itself as the first independent Ethiopian satellite service tasked to produce accurate and
balanced news and information. Regular programmes were launched in October 2011.
Transmitter Site: Kostinbrod, Bulgaria - 50 kW (brokered by Alyx & Yeyi, Miami)
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1700-1800 Mon Amharic Horn of Africa 15365-kos
1700-1800 Tue Amharic Horn of Africa 15385-kos
1700-1800 Wed Amharic Horn of Africa 15370-kos
1700-1800 Thu Amharic Horn of Africa 15390-kos
1700-1800 Fri Amharic Horn of Africa 15375-kos
1700-1800 Sat Amharic Horn of Africa 15360-kos
1700-1800 Sun Amharic Horn of Africa 15380-kos

VOICE OF OROMO LIBERATION (SBO)
Broadcasts in support of the Oromo Liberation Front.
Transmitter Site: Issoudun, France - 100 kW (brokered by MBR, Germany)
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1700-1800 Wed/Sun Oromo/Amharic Horn of Africa 13830-iss



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BEREKAH BROADCASTING NETWORK - BBN RADIO
Transmitter Site: Issoudun, France - 100 kW (Alyx & Yeyi, Miami)
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1900-1930 Fri 1st/2nd weeks Amharic Horn of Africa 15155-iss
1900-1930 Sat 1st/2nd weeks Amharic Horn of Africa 15160-iss
1900-1930 Sun 1st/2nd weeks Amharic Horn of Africa 15165-iss
1900-1930 Fri 3rd/4th weeks Amharic Horn of Africa 15170-iss
1900-1930 Sat 3rd/4th weeks Amharic Horn of Africa 15175-iss
1900-1930 Sun 3rd/4th weeks Amharic Horn of Africa 15180-iss

GABON

RADIODIFFUSION TELEVISION GABONAISE - RADIO GABON
RTG is the state-operated broadcasting service in Gabon. It was last reported on shortwave in 2008.

AFRICA NO. 1
Africa No 1 is a commercial service for French-speaking Africa operating from studios in Libreville. Prior to the
fall of the Gaddafi regime, the Libyan government had been the majority shareholder in the station, although it
had reportedly had been suffering from severe financial difficulties during the period prior to and during the
Libyan Revolution. It has not been reported on shortwave (9580 kHz) since May 2013.

MOYABI TRANSMITTING STATION
The Moyabi Transmitting Station was inaugurated in 1979 and over the years hosted relays of Radio France
Internationale, Swiss Radio International and Radio Japan, amongst others. At the end of the B-07 season on
29 March 2008, Radio Japan discontinued the last remaining relay via Moyabi by an international broadcasting
station, leaving just Africa No 1 as the the sole user of the station at that time.

GAMBIA

GAMBIA RADIO AND TELEVISION SERVICE
GRTS is Gambia's public service broadcaster. Radio Gambia was last heard on SW in the mid-1970's.

GHANA

GHANA BROADCASTING CORPORATION
GBC is the public broadcasting service in Ghana. It was last reported on shortwave in 2007 by which time it
had been reduced to broadcasting the domestic service on just one frequency, following the breakdown of the
other transmitter a few years earlier.

GUINEA

RADIO-TÉLÉVISION GUINÉENNE - RADIO CONAKRY
Radio-Télévision Guinéenne (RTG) is the state-operated broadcasting service of Guinea. It was last heard on
7125 kHz in September 2012, but the shortwave transmitter had suffered from technical problems for many
years prior to this and was often off-air for many months at a time before suddently reappearing for short
periods.

FAMILIA FM
Radio Familia (ex-4900 kHz & FM) ceased operations in February 2011 after a dispute between manager and
director. The 1 kW transmitter still is inside the country, but will not be reactivated there. There are plans for
shipping it to a neighbouring country, but nothing definite yet. This according to direct communications with the
former management of Radio Familia. (Harald Kuhl, 26 October 2012)

GUINEA-BISSAU

RADIODIFUSÃO NACIONAL DE REPUBLICA DE GUNIÉ-BISSAU
RDN is the state-run broadcasting service in Guinea-Bissau. It was last reported on shortwave in 1987.
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IVORY COAST

RADIODIFFUSION TELEVISION IVOIRIENNE
RTI is the state-broadcasting service of Ivory Coast. It was last reported on shortwave in 1996.

KENYA

KENYA BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation is a state corporation established by an Act of Parliament CAP 221 of the
laws of Kenya to undertake public services. KBC left shortwave in the 1990's.

LESOTHO

LESOTHO NATIONAL BROADCASTING SERVICE - RADIO LESOTHO
LNBS is the state-run broadcasting service in Lesotho. It was last heard on shortwave in 2005.

BBC WORLD SERVICE RELAY STATION
BBC World Service relay station in Lesotho was opened in 1979 with two 100 kW shortwave transmitters. It
closed on 30th September 1996, with shortwave relays switching to Meyerton in South Africa.

LIBERIA

RADIO ELWA
Radio ELWA is a Christian radio station in Monrovia. After having its facilities destroyed in the Liberian civil
war, a 1 kW shortwave transmitter built by HCJB Global was later installed in 2000 (for 4760 kHz) and a 5 kW
shortwave transmitter built by Elcor in 2008 (for 6070 kHz). In early 2011, both shortwave transmitters were
inactive due to the the theft of copper wire for the antenna and other equipment. In November 2011 it was
reported that the Radio ELWA studio compound in Monrovia had been completely destroyed by fire, although
they remained on air on FM from a temporary building. On 21 December 2013, Radio ELWA resumed
shortwave transmissions with the station back on 4760 kHz.
Transmitter Site: Monrovia - 1 kW
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0530-1000 Daily English/Vernaculars Domestic 4760
1700-2200 Daily English/Vernaculars Domestic 4760

LIBYA

RADIO TELEVISION LIBYA - RADIO LIBYA
Radio-Television Libya was first heard in October 2011 with a service in French on 11600 kHz and was the
replacement for the Gaddafi-era Voice of Africa external service. In September 2012, French programming
was replaced by an Arabic service between 1500v-2000v. The transmitter currently appears to be inactive.

MADAGASCAR

RADIO MADAGASIKARA/RADIO NATIONALE MALGACHE
Radio Madagasikara is the state-run broadcasting service in Madagascar.
Transmitter Site: Fenoarive - 10/20/30/100 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Freq/kHz
0300-0500 Daily Malagasy 5010v
0500-1500 Daily Malagasy 5010v 6135
1500-1900 (-2100 Sat/Sun) Daily Malagasy 5010v





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MADAGASCAR RELAY STATION
The relay station at Talata-Volondry went into full operation in mid-1972 and was owned and operated by
Radio Netherlands until 2012 when ownership was passed to Malagasy Global Business S.A
Transmitter Site: Talata-Volondry - 50/125/250 kW.
Times/UTC Days Station Language Target Freq/kHz
0230-0330 Daily AWR Malagasy Madagascar 3215
0300-0330 Daily Vatican R English East Africa 7360
0315-0400 Daily NHK R Japan Swahili East Africa 7395
0330-0345 Sun Vatican R Swahili East Africa 7360
0330-0400 Mon-Sat Vatican R Swahili East Africa 7360
0345-0400 Sun Vatican R Somali Horn of Africa 11625
0400-0430 Daily BBC Somali Horn of Africa 15490
0400-0430 Daily R Tamazuj Sudanese langs Sudan 15150 15400
0430-0600 Daily R Dabanga Sudanese Arabic Darfur/Sudan 15150 15400
0430-0500 Daily Vatican R French Central Africa 13765
0500-0530 Daily Vatican R English Central Africa 13765
0530-0600 Daily NHK R Japan French Central Africa 13840
0530-0600 Daily Vatican R Portuguese Southern Africa 13765
0600-0800 Daily BBC English East Africa 13580
1100-1115 Tue-Thu Bible Voice Cantonese East Asia 21480
1100-1130 Sat Bible Voice English East Asia 21480
1115-1130 Mon Bible Voice Chinese East Asia 21480
1115-1130 Fri/Sun Bible Voice English East Asia 21480
1130-1145 Sun Bible Voice Japanese East Asia 21480
1300-1400 Daily AWR Vietnamese South-East Asia 17670
1300-1400 Sat BBC Somali Horn of Africa 17830
1400-1415 Daily Voice of Tibet Tibetan Tibet 15525
1400-1500 Daily BBC Somali East Africa 15420
1415-1430 Daily Voice of Tibet Tibetan Tibet 15515
1430-1515 Daily NHK R Japan Hindi South Asia 15745
1430-1530 Daily AWR Malagasy Madagascar 6155
1500-1530 Daily R Tamazuj Sudanese langs Sudan 15150 15400
1530-1630 Daily R Dabanga Sudanese Arabic Darfur/Sudan 15150 15400
1530-1600 Daily AWR Malagasy Madagascar 15680
1600-1615 Sat Vatican R Swahili East Africa 13765
1600-1630 Sun-Fri Vatican R Swahili East Africa 13765
1600-1700 Daily R Dialogue English Southern Africa 12105
1615-1630 Sat Vatican R Somali Horn of Africa 13765
1630-1645 Daily Vatican R Amharic Horn of Africa 13765
1645-1700 Wed-Sun Vatican R Tigrinya Horn of Africa 13765
1700-1800 Daily R Impala Kinyarwanda Great Lakes 17540
1700-2000 Daily BBC English East Africa 7445
1730-1800 Daily NHK R Japan Swahili East Africa 13730
1800-1900 Daily Deutsche Welle Hausa West Africa 17860
2030-2100 Daily NHK R Japan French Central/West Africa 11950

WORLD CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING - MADAGASCAR WORLD VOICE
In November 2004 World Christian Broadcasting obtained 85 acres of land in Madagascar for a new
transmitter site. Since then the project to get Madagascar World Voice, as the station will be known, has been
making slow progress towards its goal of broadcasting Gospel programming to the Middle East, Africa, South
America, China, Russia, India, Indonesia and Europe. The station hopes to finally be on air in the near future.

MALAWI

MALAWI BROADCASTING CORPORATION
MBC is the state-run broadcasting organisation in Malawi. It was last heard on shortwave in 2002.




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MALI

OFFICE DE RADIODIFFUSION-TELEVISION DU MALI (ORTM)
RTM is the state-operated broadcasting service in Mali.
Transmitter Site: Bamako - 100 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Freq/kHz
0555-0800 Daily French/Vernaculars 5995
0800-1800 Daily French/Vernaculars 9635
1800-0000 Daily French/Vernaculars 5995

CHINA RADIO INTERNATIONAL RELAY STATION
China Radio International was first relayed via transmitters in Mali in 1988.
Transmitter Site: Bamako - 2 x 100 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0800-0900 Daily Hausa Africa 7295
1300-1400 Daily English Africa 13685 17880
1400-1500 Daily English Africa 13685 17630
1500-1600 Daily English Africa 13685 17630
1600-1700 Daily Arabic Africa 15125 17880
1700-1730 Daily Swahili Africa 113645 15125
1730-1830 Daily Hausa Africa 11640 13645
1830-1930 Daily Arabic Africa 11640 13685
1930-2000 Daily Portuguese Africa 11640 13630
2000-2100 Daily English Africa 11640 13630
2100-2130 Daily English Africa 11640 13630
2130-2230 Daily French Africa 11975 13630
2230-2300 Daily Chinese Africa 11975 15505
2300-0000 Daily Chinese Africa 7295 11975

TARGET BROADCAST TO MALI

VOICE OF AMERICA - MALI KURA (New Mali)
Mali Kura was launched on 4 March 2013 in response to the siutation in Mali.
Transmitter Site: Ascension - 250 kW; Greenville NC USA - 250 kW; Woofferton, UK - 300 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
2130-2200 Mon-Fri Bambara West Africa 9620-asc 12040-wof 13670-gre 15110-gre

MAURITANIA

RADIO OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF MAURITANIA
Radio Mauritanie is the state-operated broadcasting service in Mauritania. It was last heard on shortwave on
7245 kHz in October 2012.

MAURITIUS

MAURITIUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION
MBC is inactive on shortwave. MBC was last listed on shortwave in WRTH 1988 edition.

MAYOTTE

There is no shortwave broadcasting on Mayotte.

MOROCCO

RADIODIFFUSION-TELEVISION MAROCAINE
RTM is the state-operated broadcasting service in Morocco. It was last reported on shortwave in mid-2012 and
has now presumably discontinued shortwave broadcasting.
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RADIO MEDITERRANÉE INTERNATIONALE - MEDI 1
Medi 1 is a commercial broadcasting service based in Tangiers that first went on air in 1980.
Transmitter Site: Nador - 250 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0500-0000 Daily Arabic/French Europe/North Africa/Middle East 9575

IBB RELAY STATION - BRIECH
IBB transmissions from the IBB Briech began broadcasting in 1993 but were discontinued on 30 March 2008,
with relays of Radiodiffiusion-Television Marocaine (RTM) ending a month later on 30 April 2008.

MOZAMBIQUE

RADIO MOZAMBIQUE
RM shortwave transmitters were officially decommissioned during 2001 in favour of mediumwave and FM.

NAMIBIA

NAMIBIA BROADCASTING CORPORATION
NBC is the state broadcasting service in Namibia. It was last heard on shortwave in 2004.

NIGER

ORTN - LA VOIX DU SAHEL
ORTN is the state-operated broadcasting service in Niger.
Transmitter Site: Niamey - 100 kW transmitter.
Times/UTC Language Frequencies/kHz
0500-2300 (-2200 Sun) French/Vernaculars 9705 - irregular

NIGERIA

FEDERAL RADIO CORPORATION OF NIGERIA
The FRCN is Nigeria's publicly funded radio broadcasting organisation. Among its subsidiaries are the
domestic radio network known as Radio Nigeria and the Voice of Nigeria international radio service.

VOICE OF NIGERIA (INTERNATIONAL SERVICE)
The Voice of Nigeria is the official international broadcasting station of Nigeria. At present shortwave
transmissions originate from both the old Ikorodu transmitter site and the new site at Lugbe in Abuja, although
Abuja is expected to increase its capacity in the future.
Transmitter Site: Ikorodu - 350 kW and Abuja (Lugbe) - 3 x 250 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0500-0700 Daily English Europe/North Africa 15120-iko
0700-0800 Daily French Europe/North Africa 15120-iko
0800-0900 Daily Hausa West Africa 9690-abj
0800-1000 Daily English Europe/North Africa 15120-iko
1000-1200 Daily English West Africa 9690-iko
1500-1600 Daily English Europe/North Africa 15120-iko
1600-1630 Daily Swahili East Africa 9690-iko
1630-1700 Daily Yoruba West Africa 9690-iko
1700-1730 Daily Igbo West Africa 9690-iko
1730-1800 Daily Arabic North Africa 15120-iko
1800-2000 Daily English West Africa 7255-iko
1830-2000 Daily English Europe/North Africa 15120-abj - DRM (irregular)
2000-2100 Daily French West Africa 7255-iko
2000-2130 Daily Hausa West Africa 9690-abj
2100-2200 Daily Fulfulde West Africa 7255-iko
2200-2300 Daily Hausa West Africa 7255-iko
Note: there may be some variation to the above schedule at times.

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RADIO NIGERIA-KADUNA
Radio Nigeria-Kaduna is the regional broadcasting station of the FRCN for Kaduna State.
Transmitter Site: Kaduna - 50 kW.
Times/UTC Days Service/Language Freq/kHz
0400-2305 Daily Channel 1 - Hausa 6090v

RADIO NIGERIA NATIONAL STATION-ABUJA ("THE VOICE OF UNITY")
Radio Nigeria-Abuja is the National Station of the FRCN based in the capital, Abuja.
Transmitter Site: Abuja.
Times/UTC Days Language Freq/kHz
0530-1200 Daily English/Vernaculars 7275 - irregularly reported

TARGET BROADCASTS TO NIGERIA

HAMADA RADIO INTERNATIONAL
Hamada Radio International is a commercial service broadcasting to Nigeria that started on 6 December 2010.
After a break it resumed shortwave broadcasts in December 2013. However, it appears that the latest series of
broadcasts from Monday to Friday at 0530-0600 on 9610 kHz (Nauen) were discontinued on 9 June 2014.

REUNION

ORTF REUNION
ORTF operated a 4 kW shortwave transmitter on Reunion which became inactive in the mid-1970's.

RWANDA

RADIO RWANDA - RADIODIFFUSION DE LA REPUBLIQUE RWANDAISE
Radio Rwanda is the state-operated radio station in Rwanda.
Transmitter Site: Kigali - 100 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Freq/kHz
0255-0600 Daily Kinyarwanda/French/Swahili/News in English at 0515 6055
0900-2100 Daily Kinyarwanda/French/Swahili/News in English at 1830 6055

DEUTSCHE WELLE RELAY STATION
The Deutsche Welle relay station at Kigali was established in the late 1960's.
Transmitter Site: Kigali - 4 x 250 kW.
Times/UTC Days Station Language Target Freq/kHz
0230-0330 Daily BBC Persian West Asia 9500
0300-0400 Daily Deutsche Welle Swahili East Africa 5905 7425
0300-0400 Daily BBC English Middle East 12035
0400-0500 Daily Deutsche Welle English Africa 7425 9470 9800
0500-0530 Daily Deutsche Welle English Africa 7425 9800 11800 12070
0530-0600 Daily Deutsche Welle English Africa 9800
0530-0600 Daily Deutsche Welle Portuguese Southern Africa 11800 11955 12070
0600-0630 Daily Deutsche Welle English West Africa 9800 15275 15700 17800
0630-0700 Daily Deutsche Welle English West Africa 9800 17800
0630-0700 Daily Deutsche Welle Hausa West Africa 15275 17800
1000-1100 Daily Deutsche Welle Swahili East Africa 9800 15275
1200-1300 Daily Deutsche Welle French Africa 9810 15275 17800 21780
1300-1315 Fri-Sun TWR Afar Horn of Africa 13660
1300-1400 Daily Deutsche Welle Hausa West Africa 15275 17800
1330-1400 Daily Deutsche Welle Dari West Asia 17860
1400-1430 Daily BBC Hausa West Africa 17640
1400-1430 Daily Deutsche Welle Pashto West Asia 17860
1430-1500 Daily Deutsche Welle Urdu West Asia 15275 17860
1500-1600 Daily Deutsche Welle Swahili East Africa 9810 15275 15700
1600-1630 Daily FEBA R Afar Horn of Africa 11655
1600-1700 Daily Deutsche Welle Amharic Horn of Africa 9720 12070 15275
1700-1730 Daily FEBA R Orominya Horn of Africa 9630
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1700-1800 Daily Deutsche Welle French Africa 9810 12070 15275
1730-1800 Daily FEBA R Tigrinya Horn of Africa 9630
1800-1900 Daily Deutsche Welle Hausa West Africa 12045 15275 21780
1800-1930 Daily FEBA R Arabic Yemen 9550 (Voice of Forgiveness)
1900-1930 Daily Deutsche Welle English Africa 11800 11865 15275
1930-2000 Daily Deutsche Welle Portuguese Southern Africa 11800 12025
1930-2000 Daily Deutsche Welle English Africa 11865 11955
2000-2200 Daily Deutsche Welle English Africa 9655 11800 11865

TARGET BROADCASTS TO RWANDA

RADIO INYABUTATU
Radio Inyarbutatu describes itself as the "Rwandese Protocol to Return the Kingdom (Ihuriro ry’ Inya-butatu-
RPRK) based on a Constitutional Monarchy". It made its inaugural broadcast on 31 August 2013.
Transmitter Site: Issoudun, France - 250 kW (brokered by Alyx & Yeyi, Miami)
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1600-1700 Sat Kinyarwanda Great Lakes 17500-iss

RADIO IMPALA
Radio Impala is a London-based target broadcaster which aims to promote greater democracy in Rwanda and
the Great Lakes region. It was first reported in the WRTH B-13 update published on 5 February 2014 and is
seemingly the same station previously reported as Radio Mara, which had started shortwave broadcasts on
19 November 2013.
Transmitter Site: Talata-Volondry - 250 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1700-1800 Daily Kinyarwanda/French/English Great Lakes 17540-mdc

SAINT HELENA

RADIO ST HELENA DAY
"Radio St Helena Day" was an annual broadcast on shortwave that has now been discontinued.
Transmissions were beamed to different parts of the world on 11092.5 kHz. The first "Radio St Helena Day"
broadcast took place in 1990 when Cable and Wireless allowed their 1 kW shortwave transmitter to be used
for special transmissions around the world and the annual event took place until 1999. After a break of seven
years, a new 1 kW shortwave transmitter and aerial mast was in place on St Helena by November 2006
thanks to a project run by German DXer, Robert Kipp, and "Radio St Helena Day" once again became a
highlight of the DX year. The last was on 14 November 2009. Radio St Helena (MW 1548 kHz) closed on
Christmas Day 2012 and was replaced by the St Helena Broadcasting Corporation, broadcasting on FM only.

SAO TOME E PRINCIPE

RADIO NACIONAL DE SAO TOME E PRINCIPE
Radio Nacional de Sao Tome e Principe is inactive on shortwave. The last WRTH entry was in 1988.

IBB RELAY STATION SAO TOME
The IBB Relay Station was opened in 1992 with shortwave transmitters operational in 1996.
Transmitter Site: Pinheira - 100 kW.
Times/UTC Days Service Language Target Freq/kHz
0300-0330 Daily Afia Darfur Sudanese Arabic Darfur/Sudan 7260
0330-0400 Daily VOA Kinyarwanda/Kirundi East Africa 7325
0330-0430 Sat/Sun VOA Kinyarwanda/Kirundi East Africa 7325
0400-0500 Daily VOA English Africa 4960 6080
0500-0530 Daily VOA Hausa West Africa 4960
0500-0600 Daily VOA English Africa 6080
0530-0600 Mon-Fri VOA French West Africa 4960 6095 9885
0600-0630 Mon-Fri VOA French West Africa 4960 6095
0600-0700 Daily VOA English Africa 6080
0700-0730 Daily VOA Hausa West Africa 4960 12070 13725
1100-1130 Sat VOA French West Africa 12030 13735
1400-1500 Daily VOA English Africa 6080 15580
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1500-1530 Daily VOA English Africa 6080 11880
1530-1600 Daily VOA English Africa 6080
1500-1530 Daily VOA Hausa West Africa 11750 12085
1600-1630 Sat VOA Kinyarwanda/Kirundi East Africa 15460 17530
1600-1700 Daily VOA English Africa 6080
1630-1700 Daily VOA Swahili East Africa 15460 17600
1700-1720 Fri-Sun VOA Studio 7 Shona Zimbabwe 15455
1700-1730 Mon-Thu VOA Studio 7 Shona Zimbabwe 15455
1720-1740 Fri-Sun VOA Studio 7 English Zimbabwe 15455
1730-1800 Mon-Fri VOA Oromo Horn of Africa 12080
1730-1800 Mon-Thu VOA Studio 7 English Zimbabwe 15455
1740-1800 Fri-Sun VOA Studio 7 Ndebele Zimbabwe 15455
1730-1830 Daily VOA English Africa 6080
1930-2030 Daily VOA English Africa 12040
2030-2100 Sat/Sun VOA English Africa 4940
1800-1830 Daily Afia Darfur Sudanese Arabic Darfur/Sudan 13715
1830-1900 Mon-Fri VOA Kinyarwanda/Kirundi East Africa 13785
1830-1930 Daily VOA French Africa 17530
1900-1930 Daily Afia Darfur Sudanese Arabic Darfur/Sudan 9600
2000-2030 Daily VOA French Africa 6070 11900
2030-2100 Mon-Fri VOA Hausa West Africa 4940 6035 7325 9620
2030-2100 Sat VOA Hausa West Africa 9885
2030-2100 Sun VOA French Africa 9885
2100-2130 Mon-Fri VOA French Africa 9675 9885 11900

SENEGAL

RADIODIFFUSION TÉLÉVISION SÉNÉGALAISE
RTS is the Senegalese public broadcasting company. It was last reported on shortwave in 1997.

SEYCHELLES

BBC INDIAN OCEAN RELAY STATION
The BBC Indian Ocean Relay Station at Grand Anse, Mahé, was established in 1988. It relayed BBC
broadcasts to audiences in East Africa, primarily in English and Somali. It closed on 29 March 2014.

FEBA RADIO
FEBA Radio began broadcasting from the Seychelles in the early 1970's with programmes beamed to South
Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa. These ended in March 2003 and FEBA Radio now has a contract
agreement with Babcock to air its programmes via transmitters in various countries. See under “Religious
Broadcasts to Africa” at the end of this guide for the latest FEBA Radio schedule.

SIERRA LEONE

SIERRA LEONE BROADCASTING CORPORATION
The Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation was established in 2009, replacing the previous state-owned
broadcasting service, the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service. SLBS was last heard in 2002 on 3316 kHz.

SOMALIA

Radio Mogadishu, representing the last fully functioning government in Somalia, was last reported on
shortwave in August 1991. Since then there have been several shortwave radio stations in Somalia
broadcasting in support of various clans and factions, peacekeeping operations, and more recently, the
Transitional Federal Government. The last shortwave stations heard from Somalia, with the exception of Radio
Hage in Puntland (see below), were Radio Shabelle in Mogadishu and Radio Baay in Baidoa which were last
reported in July 2006 and April 2007 respectively.


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PUNTLAND

Puntland is a self-declared autonomous state in northeast Somalia. Unlike neighbouring Somaliland, it does
not seek outright independence from Somalia.

RADIO PUNTLAND
After a series of low power tests conducted by Italian technicias in April 2013, Radio Puntland was due to
commence full time operations from Garowe in June 2013 on 6140 and 13800 kHz with 25 kW. However,
nothing appears to have been reported and the current status of the station is subject to confirmation.

TARGET BROADCASTS TO SOMALIA

RADIO ERGO
Radio ERGO is the new name for the IRIN radio service that took effect on 1 July 2011 when the service was
taken over by IMS Productions Aps, a non-profit organization with headquarters in Copenhagen.
Transmitter Site: Dhabbaya, UAE - 250 kW (brokered by Babcock, UK)
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0830-0930 Daily Somali Somalia and Somali-speaking region 13685-dha

SOMALILAND

RADIO HARGEISA
Radio Hargeisa is the national broadcasting station of the Republic of Somaliland. It was established in
1948, but in 1988 was destroyed by forces of Siyad Bare. In the years that followed it reportedly operated on
various low-powered transmitters until a new shortwave unit was installed in 2008, with regular transmissions
commencing in March 2009 on 7145 kHz. However, by late 2009 it was no longer heard. After an absence of
nearly three years, a new Chinese-built shortwave transmitter was inaugurated on 27 August 2012 for
coverage throughout Somaliland, the Horn of Africa and surrounding area.
Transmitter Site: Hargeisa - 100 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0330-0500 Daily Somali Domestic 7120
0500-0630 irreg Somali Domestic 7120
1230-1400 irreg Somali Domestic 7120
1500-1900 Daily Somali Domestic 7120
Note: news in English has been reported at 1320-1340

TARGET BROADCASTS TO SOMALILAND

RADIO HILAAC
First shortwave broadcast was on 15 March 2014. Has website at www.radiohilaac.com, mainly in Somali.
Transmitter Site: Issoudun, France - 500 kW (brokered by Alyx & Yeyi, Miami)
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1700-1730 Sat-Thu Somali Horn of Africa 15180-iss

SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
The SABC is the state-owned broadcaster in South Africa, established by an Act of Parliament in 1936 taking
over from the African Broadcasting Company which had been responsible for some of the first radio
broadcasts in South Africa in the 1920s. The SABC established services in what were then the country's
official languages, English and Afrikaans, with broadcasts in ethnic languages following later. In 1966 the
SABC also established an external service, Radio RSA, now known as Channel Africa.

RADIO SONDER GRENSE
Radio Sonder Grense (Radio Without Borders) is an Afrikaans language radio service run by the SABC.
Transmitter Site: Meyerton - 100 kW
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0500-0800 Daily Afrikaans Northern Cape 7285
0800-1600 Daily Afrikaans Northern Cape 9650
1600-0500 Daily Afrikaans Northern Cape 3320
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CHANNEL AFRICA
Channel Africa is the international radio service of the SABC.
Transmitter Site: Meyerton - 100/250/500 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0300-0400 Mon-Fri English East & Central Africa 5980
0300-0400 Mon-Fri English Southern Africa 3345
0500-0700 Mon-Fri English Southern Africa 7230
0600-0700 Mon-Fri English West Africa 15255
0700-1200 Mon-Fri English Southern Africa 9625
1200-1300 Mon-Fri Nyanja Southern Africa 9625
1300-1400 Mon-Fri Lozi Southern Africa 9625
1400-1500 Mon-Fri Portuguese Southern Africa 9625
1500-1600 Mon-Fri English Southern Africa 9625
1500-1600 Mon-Fri Swahili East Africa 15660
1600-1700 Mon-Fri French West Africa 15235
1700-1800 Mon-Fri English West Africa 15235

SOUTH AFRICAN RADIO LEAGUE - AMATEUR RADIO TODAY
"Amateur Radio Today" is a programme presented weekly by the South African Radio League, the
National Body for Amateur Radio in South Africa and sponsored by Sentech.
Transmitter Site: Meyerton - 100/250 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0800-0900 Sun English Southern Africa 7205 17760
1630-1730 Mon English Southern Africa 3230

MEYERTON TRANSMITTING STATION
Operated by Sentech, the signal distributor for the South African broadcasting sector.
Transmitter Site: Meyerton - 100/250/500 kW
Times/UTC Days Station Language Target Freq/kHz
0300-0400 Daily Deutsche Welle Swahili East Africa 5925
0400-0500 Daily BBC English East Africa 7360
0400-0500 Daily R France Int French West Africa 9790
0430-0500 Daily R France Int Swahili East Africa 7340
0500-0700 Daily BBC English Southern Africa 3255 6190
0500-0600 Daily BBC English East Africa 11945
0500-0600 Sat BBC Kinyarw/Kirundi East Africa 12095 15490
0500-0600 Daily R France Int French Central Africa 11605
0529-0600 Sun BBC Kinyarw/Kirundi East Africa 12095 15490
0530-0600 Daily R France Int Swahili East Africa 9835 11790
0600-0700 Daily BBC English Southern Africa 9410
0600-0700 Daily BBC English Central Africa 12095
0600-0700 Daily R France Int French Central Africa 11605 15170
0800-0900 Daily R France Int French Central Africa 15170
0700-0729 Daily BBC French Central Africa 17880
0700-0800 Daily BBC English Southern Africa 6190 9410
0700-0800 Daily BBC English Central Africa 17830
1000-1100 Daily Deutsche Welle Swahili East Africa 17710
1200-1300 Daily R France Int French Central Africa 17660
1300-1400 Sat BBC Somali Horn of Africa 15420 17830
1400-1500 Sun-Fri BBC Somali Horn of Africa 15420
1400-1600 Sat BBC Somali Horn of Africa 17830
1500-1600 Daily R France Int Swahili East Africa 15360 15410
1500-1700 Daily BBC English East Africa 12095
1600-1630 Sat BBC Kinyarw/Kirundi East Africa 11750
1600-2000 Daily BBC English Southern Africa 3255 6190
1630-1700 Thu BBC Kinyarw/Kirundi East Africa 9460
1630-1700 Sat BBC Kinyarw/Kirundi East Africa 15790
1700-1730 Daily Adventist World R Swahili East Africa 9600
1700-1730 Daily VOA Portuguese Southern Africa 6080
1700-1730 Daily IBRA R Tigrinya Horn of Africa 11610
1700-1730 Daily R France Int Portuguese Southern Africa 9755 9910
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1700-2000 Daily R France Int French Africa 9800
1730-1800 Daily Adventist World R Masai East Africa 9600
1730-1800 Daily IBRA R Somali Horn of Africa 11610
1800-1830 Daily BBC French Indian Ocean Isl. 6095
1800-1830 Daily BBC Somali Horn of Africa 7225 9460
1800-1830 Daily NHK R Japan English Africa 9755
1830-1900 Daily Adventist World R English East Africa 11840
1830-1900 Mon-Fri BBC Kinyarw/Kirundi East Africa 9720
1900-1933 Daily R France Int Portuguese Southern Africa 5950
1930-2000 Daily AWR Fulani West Africa 11790

SOUTH SUDAN

SOUTH SUDAN RADIO
South Sudan Radio is the government-operated broadcasting service in South Sudan, which became
independent on 11 July 2011. It operates on mediumwave and FM only.

TARGET BROADCASTS TO SOUTH SUDAN

MIRAYA FM
Miraya FM (Mirror FM) was launched on 30 June 2006 and is operated in partership between the United
Nations Mission in Sudan and Swiss journalists' organisation Fondation Hirondelle.
Transmitter Site: Grigoriopo, PMR - 300 kW (brokered by Alyx & Yeyi, Miami)
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0300-0600 Daily Arabic/English/Sudanese languages Sudan 11560-gri

VOICE OF AMERICA - SOUTH SUDAN IN FOCUS
VOA's "Sudan in Focus" programme (now called "South Sudan in Focus") was first aired on 23 September
2010 and reflects growing US interest in the newly-independent South Sudan.
Transmitter Sites: Nauen, Germany - 250 kW; Issoudun, France - 250 kW; SMG, Vatican - 250 kW
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1630-1700 Mon-Fri Sudanese English South Sudan 11620-nau 13870-iss 15180-vat

SUDAN

SUDAN RADIO AND TELEVISION CORPORATION - SUDAN RADIO
SRTC is the state-controlled broadcasting service in Sudan with main studios in Omdurman.

SUDAN RADIO
Transmitter Site: Omdurman (Al-Aitahab) - 100 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Freq/kHz
0215-0430 Daily Arabic 7205
1430-1530 Daily Arabic 7205
1930-2100 Daily Arabic 7205

VOICE OF AFRICA
Voice of Africa is the external service of the SRTC. It was first heard in early October 2012.
Transmitter Site: Omdurman (Al-Aitahab) - 100 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Freq/kHz
0600-0630 Daily Tigrinya 9505
0630-0700 Daily Amharic 9505
0700-0800 Daily Swahili 9505
0800-0900 Daily English 9505
1630-1730 Daily French 9505
1730-1830 Daily English 9505
1830-1930 Daily Hausa 9505

Both Sudan Radio and Voice of Africa have not been heard on shortwave since March 2014, presumably due
to a problem with the 100 kW transmitter at Al-Aitahab, Omdurman, which they both share.

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TARGET BROADCASTS TO DARFUR REGION OF SUDAN

RADIO AFIA DARFUR
Afia Darfur, an all-news and information programme for Darfur, is operated from the MBN (Middle East
Broadcast Network) facility in Virginia and is funded by a grant from the US State Department to the BBG
(Broadcasting Board of Governors - U.S. Congress). It began broadcasting 29 September 2008.
Transmitter Sites: Issoudun, France - 250 kW; Kuwait - 250 kW; Pinheira, Sao Tome - 100 kW;
Santa Maria di Galeria, Vatican - 250 kW
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0300-0330 Daily Sudanese Arabic Darfur/Sudan 6135-vat 7260-sao 9815-kwt
1800-1830 Daily Sudanese Arabic Darfur/Sudan 9645-iss 11845-vat 13715-sao
1900-1930 Daily Sudanese Arabic Darfur/Sudan 9600-kwt 9775-vat 12040-kwt

RADIO TAMAZUJ
Radio Tamazuj is an initiative of Free Press Unlimited and produces a special programme for people in the
conflict areas between North and South Sudan, such as Abyei, Blue Nile and South Kordofan. Tamazuj means
"across the border". Since November 2011 they have produced half-hour per week within the Radio Dabanga
time slot, which from 5 January 2012 became a separate programme under the name of Radio Tamazuj at
0400-0430 before the existing Radio Dabanga transmissions begin.
Transmitter Sites: Santa Maria di Galeria, Vatican - 250 kW; Talata Volondy, Madagascar - 250 kW;
Dhabbaya, UAE - 500 kW
Times/UTC Days Languages Target Freq/kHz
0400-0430 Daily Arabic/Sudanese languages Darfur/Sudan 11650-smg 15150-mdc 15550-dha
1500-1530 Daily Arabic/Sudanese languages Darfur/Sudan 15150-mdc 15550-smg

RADIO DABANGA
Radio Dabanga is part of the Radio Darfur Network, an initiative of Darfur Journalists to provide independent
news and relevant information to the population of Darfur. It is led by Free Press Unlimited, which aims to
promote the development of open and democratic societies, by supporting independent media in regions of
conflict and countries in transition.
Transmitter Sites: Santa Maria di Galeria, Vatican - 250 kW; Talata Volondy, Madagascar - 250 kW;
Dhabbaya, UAE - 500 kW
Times/UTC Days Languages Target Freq/kHz
0430-0600 Daily Arabic/Sudanese languages Darfur/Sudan 11650-smg 15150-mdc 15550-dha
1530-1630 Daily Arabic/Sudanese languages Darfur/Sudan 15150-mdc 15550-smg

SWAZILAND

TWR SWAZILAND
TWR Swaziland went on air on 1 November 1974 and broadcasts Christian programming to Africa.
Transmitter Site: Mpangela Range - 50/100 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0255-0310 Sat Ndebele Zimbabwe 3200
0255-0325 Daily Shona Zimbabwe 3240
0255-0325 Mon-Fri Ndebele Zimbabwe 3200
0255-0325 Sun English Zimbabwe 3200
0325-0340 Daily Ndau Zimbabwe 3240
0330-0345 Sun/Mon/Fri Amharic Horn of Africa 9530
0330-0345 Wed/Thu Sidamo Horn of Africa 9530
0342-0357 Daily Lomwe Mozambique 4775
0400-0430 Mon-Fri German Southern Africa 3200 4775
0400-0445 Sat/Sun Chewa Malawi 5995
0400-0500 Sat/Sun German Southern Africa 3200 4775
0430-0500 Mon-Fri English Southern Africa 3200
0500-0600 Daily English Southern Africa 3200(Sat/Sun) 4775 6120 9500
0500-0800 Daily English Southern Africa 4775(Sat/Sun) 6120 9500
1355-1425 Sat Makhuwa Mozambique 7315
1355-1425 Sun Portuguese Mozambique 7315
1400-1415 Daily Urdu Pakistan 15360
1425-1455 Daily English Zimbabwe 6025
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1425-1455 Daily Portuguese Mozambique 7315
1455-1510 Daily Makua Mozambique 7315
1455-1510 Tue-Sun Shona Zimbabwe 6025
1455-1510 Mon Ndebele Zimbabwe 6025
1455-1525 Sun-Fri Malagasy Madagascar 9585
1455-1525 Sat French Madagascar 9585
1510-1525 Daily Shona Zimbabwe 6025
1510-1555 Daily Lomwe Mozambique 7315
1525-1555 Mon-Fri Ndebele Zimbabwe 6025
1525-1555 Sat/Sun English Zimbabwe 6025
1555-1625 Daily Shona Zimbabwe 6025
1557-1627 Mon-Fri Kirundi Burundi 15105
1600-1630 Mon-Fri Tshwa Mozambique 3200
1600-1630 Sat Shangaan Mozambique 3200
1615-1645 Sun Tshwa Mozambique 3200
1630-1645 Fri/Sat Kambaata Ethiopia 11700
1630-1645 Tu/We/Fr/Sa Shangaan Mozambique 3200
1630-1645 Mon/Thu Portuguese Mozambique 3200
1630-1645 Mon Amharic Ethiopia 11700
1630-1700 Tue-Thu Oromo Ethiopia 11700
1645-1700 Daily Ndau Mozambique 3200
1645-1700 Fri/Sat Hadiya Ethiopia 11700
1645-1700 Sun-Tue Oromo Ethiopia 11700
1700-1715 Sun Amharic Ethiopia 11700
1700-1730 Mon-Sat Amharic Ethiopia 11700
1700-1745 Daily Swahili East Africa 9475
1705-1730 Daily Yao Southern Africa 7300
1745-2000 Daily English Southern Africa 3200
1715-1745 Sun Oromo Ethiopia 11700
1730-1800 Mon-Fri Oromo Ethiopia 11700
1730-1800 Sat Amharic Ethiopia 11700
1745-1815 Sat/Sun Swahili East Africa 9475
1750-1820 Mon-Fri Umbunbu Angola 6130
1802-1902 Daily English East Africa 9500
1820-1835 Daily Chokwe Angola 6130
1835-1850 Daily Umbundu Angola 6130
1850-1905 Mon Luvale Angola 6130
1850-1905 Sat Portuguese Angola 6130
1850-1905 Tue-Fri/Sun Kikongo Angola 6130
1905-1920 Fri Fiote Angola 6130
1905-1920 Mon/Tue Portuguese Angola 6130
1905-1920 Sat Lunyaneka Angola 6130
1905-1920 Sun Kuanyama Angola 6130
1905-1920 Thu Luvale Angola 6130
1905-1920 Wed Luchazi Angola 6130
1905-1935 Daily Lingala DR Congo 9940
1920-1950 Daily Portuguese Angola 6130
1935-1950 Daily French DR Congo 9940
1950-2005 Daily Kimbundu Angola 6130
1950-2020 Sat French DR Congo 9940
2005-2020 Sun Portuguese Angola 6130
Note: see under “Religious Broadcasts to Africa” at the end of this guide for additional TWR broadcasts to
Africa from other transmitter sites.

TANZANIA

RADIO TANZANIA
Radio Tanzania (now known as Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation) is inactive on shortwave.

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TOGO

RADIODIFFUSION TOGOLAISE
Radiodiffusion Togolaise (Radio Lome) was last reported on shortwave in 2003.

RADIO KARA
Radio Kara is a regional broadcasting station in Togo but is now inactive on shortwave.

TRISTAN DA CUNHA

RADIO TRISTAN DA CUNHA
Tristan da Cunha was served by a 40 watt shortwave transmitter, but Radio Tristan da Cunha left shortwave in
1991 in favour of FM only. The local radio station on the island is now called Atlantic FM

TUNISIA

RADIO TUNISIENNE
Radio Tunisienne is the state-controlled broadcasting service in Tunisia. All relays of the domestic service on
shortwave were discontinued during the B-13 season.

UGANDA

UBC RADIO
UBC (Uganda Broadcasting Corporation) Radio is the public broadcaster of Uganda.
Address: Radio Uganda, PO Box 7145, Kampala, Uganda.
Transmitter Site: Kampala - 10 kW.
Red Channel
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0215-0600 Daily English/Vernaculars Domestic 4976
0600-1300 Daily English/Vernaculars Domestic 7195
1300-2105 Daily English/Vernaculars Domestic 4976

DUNAMIS SHORTWAVE
Dunamis Shortwave broadcasts Christian programming to Uganda and Southern Sudan.
Transmitter Site: Mukono - 1 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
tbc Daily English/Vernaculars Uganda/Southern Sudan 4750
Note: Presumed Radio Dunamis heard on 4750 kHz from tune in at 1717 until abrupt close at 1752 on
17 October with a weak signal. Programming was a loop of a continuous African sounding Christian song. May
have been a test as station believed to have been inactive for some time. (Observations by Dave Kenny and
Alan Pennington on Sheigra DXpedition, October 2014)

WESTERN SAHARA

NATIONAL RADIO OF THE SAHARAN ARAB DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
Operated by the Polisario Front in support of independence for Western Sahara. National Radio of the
Saharan Arab Democratic Republic began shortwave transmissions in 1993. The shortwave transmitter is
located in Rabouni, near the south-western Algerian town of Tindouf, near to the border with Western Sahara.

Shortwave transmissions were last heard on 6297 kHz but have not been reported since June 2011,
presumably due to a transmitter problem. The station continues to be heard on MW 1550 kHz.






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ZAMBIA

ZAMBIA NATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION - RADIO ZAMBIA
ZNBC is the state-controlled broadcasting service of Zambia.
Transmitter Site: Lusaka - 2 x 100 kW
Times/UTC Days Service Language Target Freq/kHz
0245-2205 Daily Radio 1 Vernaculars Domestic 5915

ZNBC Radio 2 on 6165 kHz has been inactive since late 2012.

ZANZIBAR

ZANZIBAR BROADCASTING CORPORATION
Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation is the state-run broadcasting station of Zanzibar.
Transmitter Site: Dole - 50 kW.
UTC Days Language Presumed Target Freq/kHz
0300-0600 Daily Swahili East Africa 6015
1500-2100 Daily Swahili Arabian Peninsula 11735 (News in English from Spice FM at 1800)

ZIMBABWE

ZIMBABWE BROADCASTING CORPORATION - RADIO ZIMBABWE
The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) is the state-controlled broadcaster in Zimbabwe.
Transmitter Site: Gwelo - 100 kW.
Times Language Target Freq/kHz
to be confirmed Shona/Ndebele/English Domestic 6045 - currently inactive

VOICE OF ZIMBABWE
Voice of Zimbabwe is the official external service from Zimbabwe.
Transmitter Site: Gwelo - 100 kW.
Times Language Target Freq/kHz
to be confirmed English Southern Africa 4828 - currently inactive

TARGET BROADCASTS TO ZIMBABWE

RADIO DIALOGUE
Radio Dialogue is a community radio initiative for the citizens of Bulawayo and its surrounding areas.
Transmitter Site: Talata-Volondry, Madagascar - 250 kW
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1600-1700 Daily English/Shona/Ndebele Zimbabwe 12105-mdc

SW RADIO AFRICA
Independent radio station financed by London-based Zimbabwean exiles. The last shortwave broadcast was
on Friday 18 July 2014.

VOICE OF AMERICA - STUDIO 7
Studio 7 has been providing Zimbabwe with objective and balanced radio news since 2003. It broadcasts
reports on Zimbabwean politics, the economy, health, society, sports and best of Zimbabwean music.
Transmitter Sites: Moepeng Hill, Botswana - 100 kW; Pinheira, Sao Tome - 100 kW, Iranawila, Sri Lanka
Days Times/UTC Language Target Freq/kHz / - 250 kW.
Mon-Fri 1700-1730 Shona Zimbabwe 4930-bot 5940-bot 15455-sao
1730-1800 English Zimbabwe 4930-bot 5940-bot 15455-sao
1800-1830 Ndebele Zimbabwe 5940-bot 15455-ira
1830-1900 LiveTalk Zimbabwe 5940-bot 15455-ira
Sat-Sun 1700-1720 Shona Zimbabwe 4930-bot 5940-bot 15455-sao
1720-1740 English Zimbabwe 4930-bot 5940-bot 15455-sao
1740-1800 Ndebele Zimbabwe 4930-bot 5940-bot 15455-sao

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SELECTED RELIGIOUS BROADCASTS TO AFRICA

ADVENTIST WORLD RADIO
Adventist World Radio is the official mission radio arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Transmitter Sites: Issoudun, France – 250 kW; Talata Volundry, Madagascar – 50 kW;
Meyerton, South Africa – 250 kW; Moosbrunn, Austria – 300 kW, Nauen, Germany – 250 kW
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz / Trincomalee, Sri Lanka – 125 kW.
0230-0330 Daily Malagasy Madagascar 3215-mdc
0300-0330 Daily Tigrinya Horn of Africa 9530-iss
0300-0330 Daily Oromo Horn of Africa 15500-trm
0330-0400 Daily Amharic Horn of Africa 15500-trm
0430-0500 Daily French North Africa 6155-mos
0500-0530 Daily Hausa West Africa 11955-mos
0500-0600 Daily Arabic North Africa 15225-nau
0600-0700 Daily Arabic North Africa 11880-mos
0700-0800 Daily Arabic North Africa 15225-nau
0800-0830 Daily French North Africa 15140-nau
0800-0830 Daily Kabyle North Africa 15225-nau
0830-0900 Daily Tachelhit North Africa 15225-nau
1430-1500 Daily Afar Horn of Africa 17605-mos
1430-1530 Daily Malagasy Madagascar 6155-mdc
1630-1700 Daily Somali Horn of Africa 17575-iss
1700-1730 Daily Swahili East Africa 9600-mey
1730-1800 Daily Masai East Africa 9600-mey
1730-1800 Daily Oromo Horn of Africa 15155-nau
1730-1800 Daily Kabyle North Africa 15170-nau
1800-1900 Daily Arabic North Africa 11955-mos
1830-1900 Daily English Central Africa 11840-may
1900-1930 Daily Wolof West Africa 11945-iss
1900-1930 Daily Hausa West Africa 11955-mos
1900-2000 Daily Arabic North Africa 11605-nau 11840-nau
1930-2000 Daily Tachelhit North Africa 9610-nau
1930-2000 Daily Fulani West Africa 11790-mey
1930-2000 Daily Igbo West Africa 15205-nau
1930-2000 Daily French Central Africa 15220-mos
2000-2030 Daily French North/West Africa 9610-nau 11830-iss
2000-2030 Daily Dyula West Africa 11955-mos
2030-2100 Daily Yoruba West Africa 11755-iss
2030-2100 Daily French West Africa 15155-mos
2100-2130 Daily English West Africa 11955-mos

BIBLE VOICE BROADCASTING
The Voice of Hope radio ministry was founded by George Otis in 1979 and began broadcasting from the
Middle East. This station eventually grew into a global broadcast network of shortwave signals into the major
regions of the world, with the combined support of believers in the US, Canada and the UK. Then, in 2000, the
Voice of Hope Network stopped its shortwave broadcasting from the Middle East and High Adventure began a
restructuring process. On July 1 2002, High Adventure Gospel Communication Ministries (Canada) and Bible
Voice (UK) partnered to provide shortwave broadcasts into the Middle East, Europe, Africa, China, India and
South East Asia. Bible Voice (USA) was formed in January 2003 and currently programming is aired for over
100 hours per week in 15 languages under the name of Bible Voice Broadcasting.
Transmitter Sites: Issoudun, France - 100 kW; Nauen, Germany - 125 kW
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0600-0615 Daily Arabic North Africa 11655
0830-1000 Fri Arabic Egypt 17535-nau
0900-0915 Sat Arabic Egypt 17535-nau
1600-1630 Mon/Thu/Fri/Sun Oromo Horn of Africa 17515-iss
1630-1700 Daily Dinka Sudan 15160-nau
1630-1700 Fri Tigrinya Horn of Africa 17515-iss
1630-1730 Tue/Thu/Fri Amharic Horn of Africa 17515-iss
1630-1800 Sun Amharic Horn of Africa 17515-iss
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1700-1730 Daily Nuer Sudan 15160-nau
1700-1730 Mon/Wed Tigrinya Horn of Africa 17515-iss
1700-1730 Sat Amharic Horn of Africa 17515-iss
1730-1800 Thu Oromo Horn of Africa 17515-iss
1730-1800 Wed/Sat Amharic Horn of Africa 17515-iss
1730-1800 Tue/Fri Somali Horn of Africa 17515-iss
1800-1830 Tue/Thu Tigrinya Horn of Africa 17515-iss
1800-1900 Fri Amharic Horn of Africa 17515-iss

FEBA RADIO
FEBA Radio began broadcasting from the Seychelles in the early 1970's with programmes beamed to South
Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa. These ended in March 2003 and FEBA Radio now has a contract
agreement with Babcock to air its programmes via transmitters in various countries.
Transmitter Site: Ascension Island – 250 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1830-1845 Daily French Central Africa 15250-asc

IBRA RADIO
IBRA Radio is an international Christian broadcasting organisation.
Transmitter Sites: Dhabbaya, UAE - 250 kW; Kigali, Rwanda - 250 kW; Meyerton, South Africa - 100 kW;
Woofferton - 250/300 kW; Yerevan, Armenia - 300 kW
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1600-1630 Daily Afar Horn of Africa 11655-kig
1600-1700 Daily Amharic Horn of Africa 12125-yer
1630-1700 Daily Tigrinya Horn of Africa 9820-dha
1700-1730 Daily Oromo Horn of Africa 9630-kig
1700-1730 Daily Somali Horn of Africa 6180-dha
1700-1730 Daily Tigrinya Horn of Africa 11610-mey
1715-1730 Daily Swahili East Africa 11785-dha
1729-1757 Daily Tigrinya Horn of Africa 9630-kig
1730-1800 Daily Silte Horn of Africa 7510-yer
1730-1800 Daily Somali Horn of Africa 11610-mey
1730-1800 Daily Swahili East Africa 11785-dha
1730-1900 Daily Arabic North Africa 15510-wof
1900-1930 Daily Arabic North Africa 7425-wof
1900-1930 Daily Fulfullde West Africa 11875-wof
1930-1945 Daily Arabic North Africa 12070-wof
1930-1945 Sun-Wed Moore West Africa 11875-wof
1930-1945 Thu-Sat Tamajeq West Africa 11875-wof
1930-2000 Daily Arabic North Africa 9490-wof
1945-2000 Fri-Tue Jula West Africa 11875-wof
1945-2000 Wed-Thu Malinke West Africa 11875-wof

PAN AMERICAN BROADCASTING - RADIO AFRICA NETWORK
Pan American Broadcasting leased a transmitter from the authorities in Equatorial Guinea and used it to
broadcast pre-recorded US evangelical programmes to Africa, most recently using a 50 kW shortwave
transmitter was installed by Chinese technicians in 2005. However, following WRMI’s acquisition of the old
Family Radio transmitter site at Okeechobee, Florida, in late 2013, Pan-American Broadcasting has been
hiring airtime from them instead and has discontinued use of the transmitter in Equatorial Guinea.
Transmitter Site: Okeechobee, Florida – 100 kW (brokered by WRMI)
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0400-0800 Daily English - US evangelical programmes Africa 15190-oke
1400-2100 Daily English - US evangelical programmes Africa 17790-oke
2100-2300 Daily English - US evangelical programmes Africa 15190-oke

SAWTU LINJIILA (RADIO VOICE OF THE GOSPEL)
Sawtu Linjiila is a broadcast from the Lutheran World Federation for Fulani listeners in West Africa.
Transmitter Site: Issoudun, France - 500 kW (brokered by MBR, Germany)
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
1830-1900 Daily Fulani West Africa 15315-iss

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REACH BEYOND
Reach Beyond is the new name for HCJB Global. The following transmissions have been registered with the
HFCC under HCJB’s name for A-14 (although these programmes in Hassinya and Pulaar used to be listed as
originating from FEBA Radio rather than HCJB).
Transmitter Site: Ascension Island – 250 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
2145-2200 Mo/Tu/Th/Fr Hassinya West Africa 11985-asc
2200-2215 Mo/Tu/Th/Fr Pulaar West Africa 11985-asc

TRANS WORLD RADIO
Trans World Radio is a multinational evangelical Christian media distributor
Transmitter Sites: Dhabbaya, UAE - 250 kW; Kigali, Rwanda - 250 kW.
Times/UTC Days Language Target Freq/kHz
0330-0345 Wed/Thu Sidamo Horn of Africa 11710-dha
0330-0345 Mon/Fri/Sun Amharic Horn of Africa 11710-dha
0330-0345 Tue Oromo Horn of Africa 11710-dha
1300-1315 Thu-Sun Afar Horn of Africa 13660-kig
1630-1645 Sun Somali Horn of Africa 11635-dha
1630-1700 Mon-Sat Somali Horn of Africa 11635-dha
1800-1815 Mon-Thu Tigrinya Horn of Africa 6120-dha
1800-1830 Sat Tigre Horn of Africa 6120-dha
1800-1830 Sun Kunama Horn of Africa 6120-dha
1815-1845 Mon-Fri Tigrinya Horn of Africa 6120-dha
1830-1845 Sun Amharic Horn of Africa 6120-dha
Note: these are additional TWR broadcasts to Africa to those listed under TWR Swaziland.

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BRITISH DX CLUB

AFRICA ON SHORTWAVE

Compiled by Tony Rogers

with thanks to Dave Kenny, Chris Greenway, Alan Pennington,
Harald Kuhl and other members of the British DX Club.

Special thanks also to Thorsten Hallman, Steve Lare, Morand Fachot, and Bruce Jensen

and acknowledging the following sources of news and information:
Africalist, BC-DX, Eike Bierwirth (EiBi List), DX Listening Digest, DXing.info, DXplorer,
DSWCI DX Window, DX Mix-Bulgaria, HCDX and the Nagoya DXers Circle (Aoki List)

Please send corrections and up-dates by email to: tony@bdxc.org.uk


AFRICALIST

For a complete and up-to-date frequency-order list of Sub-Saharan African radio
stations broadcasting on shortwave, see Thorsten Hallman's highly recommended
"africalist" at www.muenster.org/uwz/ms-alt/africalist/



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DX LISTENING DIGEST
For the very latest shortwave news visit Glenn Hauser's World of Radio at www.worldofradio.com

BC-DX - WORLDWIDE DX CLUB TOP NEWS
Another excellent source for the very latest shortwave news is Wolfgang Büschel's BC-DX
Top News which can be found on the website of the Worldwide DX Club at www.wwdxc.de